Arizona started the game about as poorly as it could have, but recovered with plenty of time left to defeat Washington State 79-64 Wednesday on the road.
Ike Iroegbu and Josh Hawkinson scored to start the game and Ryan Anderson put Arizona on the board.
Gabe York and Conor Clifford then exchanged baskets as Washington State led 6-4 at the media timeout.
Hawkinson and Dusan Ristic both scored before Hawkinson made a three. Renard Suggs and Parker Jackson-Cartwright then scored to keep the Cougars up 13-8 with 11:14 left in the half.
Jackson-Cartwright and Hawkinson both made one free-throw before Iroegbu hit a three. Anderson scored and followed it up with a three-point play.
Jackson-Cartwright scored again and Mark Tollefsen got a bucket. After a basket by Clifford, Chance Comanche scored to tie the game at 19 with 6:47 remaining in the half.
York and Callison both hit a three before Anderson got a three-point play. Hawkinson scored two consecutive buckets, but Tarczewski made two free-throws and Anderson scored to put the Wildcats up 29-26.
Hawkinson scored and Tollefsen made a three. Jackson-Cartwright hit two from the line, as did Iroegbu.
Tollefsen then made another three and Justin Simon scored to put the Wildcats up 39-30 at the half.
Suggs made a three to start the half, but Anderson scored in the lane. York then got two consecutive baskets to put Arizona up 45-33 early in the second half.
Tollefsen and Johnson exchanged buckets, but York made a three. Anderson followed with a three-point play and Iroegbu went to the line for two.
Anderson then got another three-point play and Iroegbu responded with a basket. York scored in the lane, but Johnson hit a three and Arizona led 58-42 with 11:09 left.
Anderson made one free-throw and Washington State responded with a three-point play from Johnson.
Junior Longrus and Callison proceeded to score and Miller called timeout with the Wildcats’ lead down to ten.
Allen scored, as did Iroegbu. Johnson, Tarczewski, and Tollefsen then all went two for two from the line and Arizona’s lead was 65-53 with 7:41 remaining.
Anderson made two free-throws and Callison matched them. However, another basket by Anderson forced a timeout with the Wildcats up 14.
Iroegbu picked up a three-point play and Kaleb Tarczewski picked up his first points of the game.
Two free-throws from Iroegbu had Washington State within 71-60 with 3:58 remaining.
The Cougars tried to mount a late comeback, but Anderson tied his career high on a three-point play and the 12-point lead with under three minutes to go was more than enough.